I've been lucky to have received some amazing writing themed gifts in the past twelve months: a writer tin filled with sweets (combining my love of storage, writing and eating sweets!); an Austen passport cover (combining my two loves of travelling and reading Austen!); a fancy pen (yep, I love writing!).
Then there have been cakes, balloons, a t-shirt and a photo frame.
I have been truly spoilt.
So since it's the time of year when people start to think about presents and gifting, this seemed a good time to share this selection with you. I don't know if the writer in your life will love them but I know this writer did.
What about gifts that I bought?
Well, a gift I'm seriously considering purchasing is the Heywood Hill subscription. Imagine completing a questionnaire about your favourite books and then someone compiling a personal reading list . . .just for you. And then, they send you a book once a month, or every two months. You can choose whether it's hardback or paperback; adult or children's, etc. It's such a gorgeous idea.
But the favourite writing/reading gift that I bought this year was from the Book Trust .It enabled you to buy a book for a child in care. Reading is such a wonderful escape and a wonderful window into the other lives we can live. Sharing that gift with a child in care is perhaps the best gift of all.